LeBron James has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, and there is nothing wrong with that. I am no Clinton supporter. My vote is going to Gary Johnson; but I support James' choice to back Clinton. LeBron's endorsement has triggered an outpouring of anger that athletes should just play sports and stop trying to be agents of social or political change. Nothing is farther from the truth. America is founded on an idea that everyone gets a say. Everyone can use their personal influence to impact the direction the country moves. James doesn't have to stay silent because he is a basketball player. He can, and should, use his fame to advance the causes and movements he believes in. Today's short quick rant addresses why James is not wrong for mixing sports and politics.
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